Wall Twp., NJ, USA
Allaire FarmAn unprecedented five bedroom farmhouse on almost 13 level acres includes a state-of-the-art Amish-built horse barn with 12 stalls. This scenic equestrian property also includes numerous paddocks, indoor and outdoor arenas, and a refreshing in-ground swimming pool with cabana. Energy efficient geothermal heating is a notable feature for lowering utility costs.This gracious farmhouse offers many spaces to work, entertain and relax. Oversized and light-filled, the front hall designed with a Juliet balcony is flanked by formal dining and living rooms featuring gleaming coffee-colored hardwood floors. The heart-of-the-home kitchen presents white cabinetry, a granite center island and a large dining area where a window wall overlooks the pool and backyard. From the kitchen, a convenient au pair suite has a full bathroom and private entrance. Mud, laundry and powder rooms, plus a back staircase and entrance to the two-car attached garage, complete this part of the home. The family room is anchored by a cozy wood-burning fireplace capped in a decorative wood mantel. An expansive home office space has nine-foot ceilings, a circular nook and an abundance of natural light. The office's adjoining full bath could make this space an inviting guest bedroom. A sweeping front staircase has a roomy landing and double doors opening to the master suite. This owners retreat is a gorgeous space with two walk-in cedar lined closets and two additional cedar lined double door closets. The marble master bath is appointed with a jetted tub, oversized shower with dual heads, fluted columns and two Corian-topped sink vanities. Three more bedrooms, two full baths and a convenient laundry room are also upstairs.The full, carpeted basement has areas for television, billiards and exercise. An adjoining utility room houses a commercial dehumidifier system and a unique geothermal heating system that keeps monthly heating and air-conditioning costs minimal. Built in 2006, the Amish-built barn ensures functionality with many thoughtful modern features. Each of the twelve stalls has Nelson automatic waterer systems, wall-mounted hay feeders and salt licks, a fan and an open rafter roof system for optimal ventilation. Frost-free hydrants, tack stations, bridle and blanket hooks, and an air compressor are just a few of the additional features. A convenient office, tack room, feed room and wash stall are further amenities. The full kitchen and lounge area overlook the 160 x 80-foot indoor arena with dust-free rinsed sand. This arena has three double door entrances to the outside and one entrance to the main barn.Outside the barn are ten main paddocks, each with convenient alleyways between, plus two hospital paddocks and one stifle paddock. Five southwest facing run-in sheds are additional features. The run-in sheds are situated to take advantage of the sunlight and provide warmth for the horses in the winter. The 200 x 100-foot outdoor arena with its own sprinkler systems is flanked by a U-shaped and final paddock. All paddocks are equipped with Nelson waterer systems and have easy access to the 5 frost-free hydrants.The final feature of the unique farmhouse is a maintenance-free deck adjoining the kitchen offering a six-person 400-gallon hot tub. The deck overlooks a 40 x 20-foot saltwater heated pool with a cabana including a kitchenette, bath and changing area.Allaire Farm backs to the 3,000-plus acre Allaire State Park with its network of riding trails. Conveniently located near the Garden State Parkway and I- 95 but also minutes to Jersey Shore beaches, this vacation-at-home property is a rare offering in Wall Township.